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  • Summary: Three best friends find themselves at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide "So...where is this going?"
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 33
  2. Negative: 13 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: James Mottram
    Jan 27, 2014
    80
    Gormican’s script is the film’s big strength; the dialogue fizzes while the set-pieces pay off handsomely.
  2. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    Jan 28, 2014
    60
    It’s predictable and troubled by continuity errors, but as undemanding romantic comedies go, it’s a pleasant enough watch with a heartfelt script from debut writer-director Tom Gormican.
  3. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Feb 6, 2014
    50
    The reversion to formula takes a pleasing comedy and drops it down a notch, but That Awkward Moment is still very easy to like.
  4. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    Feb 5, 2014
    40
    First-time writer-director Tom Gormican keeps the dialogue moving at a rapid pace, which doesn’t obscure the fact that most of what is said is dopey and witless.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Jan 31, 2014
    38
    The compensation comes in the three lead actors, all way too good for the material dished out by writer-director Tom Gormican.
  6. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Feb 5, 2014
    30
    There’s probably a movie out there that can call a happy, anatomical truce between Viagra-hopped, horizontal-dick jokes and heart-on-the-sleeve love stuff, but this ain’t that.
  7. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jan 30, 2014
    10
    A vile, witless sex comedy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Nov 25, 2014
    9
    this movie is a funny guy movie it has the hilarity - the love and the charm of course. But Zac Efron which is not my favorite actor but it is shocking his performance well charming but his character represents himself as a selfish ladies man who makes girls do what he wants. Writer/director Tom Gormican thinks he knows love but really? he does know guys .....really he does he maybe does not know something about love . Grade B+ Expand
  2. Oct 12, 2014
    8
    Great movie with known story. Still very interesting with great moments and good subtle comedy. Zac Efron and Miles Teller are good duo and Imogen Poots is good addition. Expand
  3. Feb 5, 2014
    7
    That awkward moment when I'm making a review

    Pros:There are a lot of Likeable characters in this movie, jokes and chemistry are great, The
    Premise isn't
    bad for a movie like this

    Cons: Some acting is out of hand, Where's the character development?

    Recommendation: anyone who's interested into chick flicks for guys
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  4. Feb 6, 2014
    5
    Three friends decide to stay single. They spend the rest of this movie in attempts at witty repartee (sometimes successful, but more often not). This is really a romantic vehicle for Zac Efron (he even gets teary), but the story is too trite to be believed. Meanwhile, Miles Teller is the star (he's an up-and-coming talent). His has charisma and offhand comic style is winning. Michael B. Jordan (also a promising newcomer) has some light moments, but has to handle the dramatic duties. It's all about relationships, so this is def a chick flick, but it revolves around guys, so there's lots of cussing and lowbrow humor. Even though it's well-paced, the dumb plot and unoriginal writing make it mediocre. Expand
  5. May 26, 2014
    5
    That awkward moment may deliver the laughs on a three some bromance and a few dating advice that's delivered in the movie but it lacks its true identity in its characters and it tries to hard on being a good comedy romance movie and this is a type movie that had some potential of being better but it was just ok. Expand
  6. May 9, 2014
    5
    This movie is receiving a lot of hate despite the fact that is it enjoyable... OK the movie is predictable and has some cliches but it is to be expected by these kind of movies. What I really enjoyed was the fact that we got to see a romantic comedy from a male prospective. Overall an enjoyable movie... Expand
  7. Feb 12, 2014
    3
    Not horrible, but not good either. I think the three main actors are probably the only really positive thing I can say about it. The stories not bad but it's predictable which I guess shouldn't come as a shock. I also think I was expecting more of a buddy comedy as opposed to a romantic comedy. Expand

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